October 11, 2002
02-379

VSU to host a week of activities to celebrate president?sinauguration

Valdosta State University will host the inauguration of President Ronald M. Zaccari on Friday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m., in the Physical Education Complex. Chancellor Thomas C. Meredith, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, will officially inaugurate Zaccari as the university's seventh president.

The ceremony is part of a week of events that celebrates and showcases the achievements and talents of the university's students, faculty, staff and alumni.

?VSU is such a large part of this region, the inaugural committee and Dr. Zaccari wanted the community involved in the celebration of VSU through his inauguration,? said Stan Andrews, chair of the Presidential Inaugural Steering Committee. ?All events during inauguration week are free and open to everyone in the community and surrounding area.?

Monday, Oct. 21?Gallery reception featuring the H20 Project art exhibit and an extended exhibit showcasing works of art from President Ronald M. Zaccari, students and alumni. The opening reception begins at 7 p.m., in the Art Gallery located in the Fine Arts Building. The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 8. >>>View photos of Art Gallery reception

Tuesday, Oct. 22?Starlight Soir��e, featuring musical theater, dance performances and jazz music, at 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Building Amphitheater. >>>View photos of the Starlight Soir��e

Wednesday, Oct. 23?Festival on the Lawn will include games, music and food for all ages, from 5?7 p.m., in front of West Hall. >>>View photos of the festival on the lawn

Friday, Oct. 25?The inauguration of President Ronald M. Zaccari, 3 p.m., in the Physical Education Complex, followed by a reception in the Student Recreation Center. >>View photos of the inauguration ceremony

For more information, call 259?5584 or visit the inauguration Web site at www.valdosta.edu/inauguration.